Category: Breaking News

Setback for vapor products

Setback for vapor products

| July 25, 2017

A judge in the US has upheld the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to ‘deem’ vapor products to be tobacco products.

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An education in smoking

An education in smoking

| July 25, 2017

A head teacher at a school in Australia allows her students to smoke during breaks because that’s what it takes to get them to stay at school and continue their studies.

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CNTC, Habanos sign deal

CNTC, Habanos sign deal

| July 25, 2017

Cuba’s cigar exports to China are expected to increase following the signing of an agreement by the China National Tobacco Corporation and Habanos S.A.

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Psychiatrists say lift e-ban

Psychiatrists say lift e-ban

| July 24, 2017

Nicotine-delivering electronic cigarettes could offer significant health benefits to people with mental illnesses in Australia – if they weren’t ­banned.

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Cigarettes top list of fakes

Cigarettes top list of fakes

| July 24, 2017

Nearly a quarter of the counterfeit products seized last year at the EU’s external borders were cigarettes.

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Hard times for smokers

Hard times for smokers

| July 24, 2017

New regulations being proposed in Israel would require cigarette advertisements in newspapers or online to be accompanied by public notices telling of the dangers of smoking.

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Profit up at Swedish Match

Profit up at Swedish Match

| July 24, 2017

Swedish Match’s operating profit during the second quarter to the end of June was up by eight percent on its profit for the second quarter of last year.

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Universal to webcast results

Universal to webcast results

| July 24, 2017

Universal Corporation’s first-quarter results will be the subject of a webcast conference call on August 3.

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PMI’s volume down sharply

PMI’s volume down sharply

| July 21, 2017

A sharp drop in Philip Morris International’s second-quarter shipments of cigarettes was mitigated by a good increase in shipments of heated tobacco units.

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Itching to fine smokers

Itching to fine smokers

| July 21, 2017

Tobacco-control advocates in Cambodia are desperate for the first fines to be issued to smokers breaking the rules. They seem to forget that smokers are penalised already through the tax system.

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Illegal-trade crackdown

Illegal-trade crackdown

| July 21, 2017

China is cracking down on those involved in the illegal trade in tobacco products, some of whom could face severe punishments.

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2045 smoke-free target

2045 smoke-free target

| July 21, 2017

Compared with the targets being set by some other countries, Malaysia’s target of becoming tobacco-smoke-free by 2045 seems less than ambitious, but at least it’s something to aim at.

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Tax deal edges closer

Tax deal edges closer

| July 21, 2017

The acceptance of an initial payment of about P3.5 billion toward the liabilities of the Philippines’ Mighty Corp seems to be the harbinger of a final resolution of this tax dispute.

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WHO report published

WHO report published

| July 20, 2017

One of the most interesting questions to arise from the latest WHO tobacco report concerns why, after four and a half years, has its illegal-trade protocol not entered into force.

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Illegal trade exposed

Illegal trade exposed

| July 20, 2017

The revenues that governments and law-abiding manufacturers lose every year to the illegal trade in tobacco are huge, the US Commission on Security and Co-operation has been told.

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Illegal trade increasing

Illegal trade increasing

| July 20, 2017

In Greece, where a relentless pursuit of austerity has imposed financial hardships on ordinary people, it was only to be expected that the illegal trade in cigarettes would increase.

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BAT-RAI deal approved

BAT-RAI deal approved

| July 20, 2017

As expected, shareholders in British American Tobacco and Reynolds Inc. have approved the acquisition of RAI by BAT.

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Discussing vaping locally

Discussing vaping locally

| July 20, 2017

People in Dublin, Ireland, and Durham and London, England, are being offered the opportunity of taking part in local dialogues that will seek to understand vaping.

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Industry accused of murder

Industry accused of murder

| July 19, 2017

In highlighting a complaint of murder filed in the Netherlands against the tobacco industry, Action on Smoking and Health says that criminal charges against the industry would be feasible in the US.

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You can’t please everybody

You can’t please everybody

| July 19, 2017

The UK government’s new Tobacco Control Plan for England has been welcomed by at least one vapers’ organization, but it has not gone down well with a smokers’ group.

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